• Illinois Senate votes to raise teacher salaries

    5 monthes ago - By WGN TV

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois Senate has approved raising public school teacher salaries to a minimum of $40,000 a year.
    The Senate voted 37-16 Thursday to increase minimum full-time teacher salaries over the next five years. Democratic Sen. Andy Manar of Bunker Hill is the sponsor. He says the measure is a way to attract more teachers in a state that's facing a growing shortage.
    But Sen. Kyle McCarter says the state can't afford to pay increased pension costs associated with a pay raise. The Republican from Lebanon in southern Illinois adds that the state is billions of dollars in debt...
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